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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.
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Florida Keys Weigh Options For Battling Mosquitoes And Zika

Residents of these islands have waged many campaigns against disease-carrying mosquitoes. But there's still not much agreement at public meetings about how the mosquitoes should be controlled.
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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.
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U.S. Proposes Removing Yellowstone Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species List

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone may soon lose protection from the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed taking the bears off the endangered species list, saying the population has recovered to a self-sustaining number. Opponents dispute that, in part because they say federal biologists aren't sufficiently accounting for climate change threatening their food sources.
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Earth Day Brings Celebrations, Signing Of Historic Climate Pact

Earth Day brings everything from special Google Doodles and beautiful views of our planet to the historic signing of an international climate agreement.
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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Task Force Calls For More Safety Oversight At NIH Research Hospital

NIH Director Francis Collins has stopped research at two leading labs for now. But an independent board of experts wants even more oversight to ensure that patient safety is the top priority.
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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Takes Flight After 9-Month Delay

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to circumnavigate the world using only the sun's power. It has been grounded in Hawaii for maintenance and is now on a three day journey heading to California.
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Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place

No wonder we don't feel rested after a first night in a new place: Half of our brain has stayed alert while the other half enjoyed deeper sleep, a study finds. We really have been half-asleep.
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Can The U.S. And China Keep Their Climate Pledges?

The two nations topping the world in greenhouse gas emissions agreed at the Paris talks to cut way back. But critics have stalled a key part of the U.S. plan, and China's good start may be fragile.

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